Friday, July 13, 2007
Jay Coffey Hired For Afternoons at KFRC-FM (106.9)
(Holding this space for a pic of jay...)
What fun Steve DiNardo is having building a station with the call letters and heritage of a classic.
And did you see the stories, that oldies are even back in New York, where CBS killed off Max or Jack or whichever alias they were using for watered-down eighties and nineties hits, and returned oldies to its biggest market?
(check the google radio news feature to the right on this blog for that story)...
Meanwhile, here's the deal on DJ Jay in a Press Release::
Jay Coffey takes the KFRC stage in afternoon drive starting 7/23/07 @ 3
We're very excited to announce the addition of Jay Coffey to the KFRC
air staff effective Monday, July 23rd. A second generation San
Franciscan, Jay was born in "The City" and raised in Palo Alto. Jay
graduated from Cubberly high school and attended DeAnza Junior College
in Cupertino. Jay's fascination with music began when he first heard
Elvis sing "Don't Be Cruel"; it became a major interest with The Beach
Boys' "Surfin' USA'. This growing interest became his life's passion
when he first saw The Beatles in "A Hard Days Night".
In 1965 Jay took his passion one step further when he began playing bass
guitar in Bay Area bands. In early 1973 Jay discovered radio. Not just
any radio- he discovered KFRC! KFRC had great air personalities... and
the presentation was absolute perfection. KFRC would not only be the
standard by which Jay would judge other radio stations, it would be the
model he would use to build his career.
Jay landed his first radio job in October 1973 working weekends at KFIV
in Modesto. He would make the drive from Palo Alto to Modesto sometimes
5 times a week with KFRC keeping him company for the 2 hour drive each
way. After 6 months, Jay was hired to do afternoons at KOBO in Yuba City
and 3 months later he moved to KKIQ in Livermore where he would spend
the next 2 years in the afternoon slot working hard to perfect his style
modeled after such KFRC legends as Bobby Ocean, John Mac Flanagan,
"Marvelous" Mark McKay and "The Duke" Dave Sholin. Jay's dream was
always to work at The Big 610, however after leaving Livermore for a
short stint at KMBY in Monterey, Jay was hired to work at Bill Drake's
K100 in Los Angeles. After making it to the number one spot and 8 years
in afternoons, Jay moved over KFRC's sister station in L.A. 93 KHJ.
After only 4 months, Jay was transferred to KHJ's sister station K-EARTH
101 where he would spend the next 20 years working on one of the most
successful Oldies stations in America. In 2002 Jay became program
director of K-EARTH 101 and was nominated program director of the year
Jay Coffey's dream has always been to come home....to KFRC! Please join
us in welcoming him to 106.9 Classic Hits- KFRC.